Newsletter 10/29/23
Our Speaker This Week Is Dr. Erin McCoy
Erin R. McCoy is an Associate Professor of English & Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of South Carolina Beaufort. Her book, War Tour: A Cultural History of the Viet Nam War (McFarland, 2022) looks at the Viet Nam War through the lens of history, popular culture (especially music) as well as her own award-funded research in Viet Nam, Laos, Cambodia, and Australia.
She is set to go back to Viet Nam (and Cambodia) on 8 May - 2 June for research on UXO (unexploded ordinance) workers courtesy of a University of South Carolina RISE Award. She lives in Savannah with her husband and their pets. You can find her at
This should prove to be a very interesting presentation. 
Let’s be the friendly club and please make sure to introduce yourself to Erin and find her a seat.
SAVE THE DATE: December 2nd
We are keeping our social chairman Tom very busy.  He has a location and menu for our Christmas Party.  This will be a don’t miss party!!
SAVE THE DATE: Friday, November 3rd
Happy Feet is back!!!  We will be handing out new sneakers to the children at The Children’s Center.  This is one of our most important projects that we do but it takes many hands for it to be successful.  Tyler will be discussing our needs at tomorrow’s meeting.  Please help if you can.  See the flyer that went out to TCC parents.
SAVE THE DATE: November 20th Meeting
Maury has certainly been busy getting us great speakers and the one for our November 20th meeting is one you don’t want to miss.  We will have Dave Lauderdale, the journalist, visiting us and giving a presentation.  This is also a GREAT OPPORTUNITY to invite prospective members to attend and to show them what Sunset Club is all about.
Are you bringing a guest to Monday’s meeting??  Why doesn’t everyone reach out to a friend (see me for a free 50/50 raffle ticket!) and invite them to dinner?  You never know where that next new member will come from.
In the Rotary tradition of service, Ray has stepped up and volunteered to be our Club Champion for the Shelter Box!  (See me for a free lottery ticket but don’t tell anyone!!)  I’m sure he will keep us more up to date and involved with this important Rotary organization.  Thanks Ray for volunteering.
SPEAKER 10/23/23-  Mark McCain
Mark McCain is our District’s Shelter Box Ambassador.  He spoke about the Shelter box program and all the good that they do around the world providing a place to live to areas of natural disasters and war.  
Dinner is a Rotary favorite – Parmesan Encrusted Grouper
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Photo Albums of 2023 Projects
Member and Spouse Birthdays 
Marriage and Join Date Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Alan Coyne
October 3
Joel Magee
October 3
Spouse Birthdays
Coty Colquitt
October 5
November 25
Dan Hergenroeder
Ann Hergenroeder
October 10
Joel Magee
Barb Magee
October 16
Maury Purcell
November 5
Stan Colquitt
Coty Colquitt
November 16
John McMahon
November 23
Toney Mathews
Ginger Mathews
November 28
Join Date
Ray Makalous
October 23, 2019
4 years
John McMahon
October 25, 2021
2 years
Maury Purcell
October 25, 2021
2 years
Tyler Weaver
October 29, 2018
5 years
Toney Mathews
November 1, 2012
11 years
Truitt Rabun
November 22, 2000
23 years
Dan Hergenroeder
November 27, 2006
17 years
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